Oct 26 2011

The Lingo We Live By

You know how your family has terms that you only understand, or maybe you have sayings that you use to inspire yourself and others.  I realize that I do that on the show.  I use terms like "mamarazzi", "mompetitor", and "mully".  I say acronyms like FIDO!   So, in an effort to not drive the K-LOVE receptionists crazy with questions about all my terms, I thought's I'd post a "glossary" if you will of sayings that I use, and give you an opportunity to submit yours!  

Feel free to add the lingo you live by!  It just might make it on the air!  

Definitions

Mully

Mom-Bully;  one that appears to be perfect; exaggerates the capability of her precious children, thereby making you feel bad about yourself

Momarazzi

Mom-Paparazzi; ones with the big cameras and telephoto lenses at soccer games that are on the field as if they were a ref

Mompeditors

Mom-Competitors; constantly one upping you on what their child is doing that’s far superior to yours

Momicoptor

Mom-Helicopter; ones that always hovers over EVERY move their child makes

from Derek on Facebook

Momiteer

Mom-Volunteer; ones who volunteers to help with everything

from Tina on Facebook

Mompreneur

Mom-Entrepreneur; ones striving to have our own businesses in addition to playing all the roles of "mom"

from Linne on Facebook

Hope  

not a "wishy washy" thing.  It means a confident expectation of good things from God.

MaMa Bear 

Mom-Crusader; someone who doesn’t just think someone should do something about that, she is that someone

OMO

On My Own.  Those times you find yourself alone can be tough.  Personally, my OMO time is when my kids are visiting their Dad.  I call it OMO to make it positive, plus you get to carry a small purse!

Acronyms

F.I.D.O.

Forget It and Drive On; When things are not going right, then just FIDO

F.E.A.R. 

False Evidence Appearing Real. The Lord says, Do not fear for I am with you always.

 

Sayings

"Love the life you live."

This is not the life I dreamed of but I might as well love it and just make the best of it.

"Embrace the crazy." 

When life is crazy, then just embrace it.

"Choose the full life."

Live your life to it's fullest potential, John 10:10.

"Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, she became a butterfly."  

"Life isn't about waiting until the rain subsides, it's about learning to dance in it." (submitted by Rhiannon Smith)

"Don't let the details ruin the good, because there's a lot of good." - My Mom

"The best thing you can do for the ones you love, is to believe in them."  

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Oct 26 2011

Dealing with the "Mully"

I have coined a new term today.  In the past I have used "Momarazzi’s" and "Mompetitors," but now there is Mom Bully’s or what I call the "mully’s." Learning that in my life sometimes you gotta choose to ignore the "Mully's."

You know when someone says something to you and doesn’t sit well, it makes you wonder if that was that nice or nasty?

Maybe you’ve experienced this too, that bullying doesn’t just happen at school with your kids but that it happens to adults too, especially mothers.  

I like to be silly in my style of mothering. 

There’s the "Momaraazi’s" are the ones with the big cameras and telephoto lenses at soccer games that are on the field as if they were a ref (that’s somewhat me).

There’s the "Mompeditors" which are constantly one upping you on what their child is doing that’s far superior to yours. 

Now I’m coming up with a new one.  The Mom-Bully and we’ll call her the “Mully”.  

Definition of a "Mully":  one that appears to be perfect; exaggerates the capability of her precious children, therby making you feel bad about yourself. 

Dealing with a "Mully" in my life and I haven’t figured out the exact right way to handle it.  There’s always the old standby:  “I’m rubber your glue and whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks onto you.”

That’s pretty childish though.  Just working on not letting what others say bother me, it’s a struggle I have.  Maybe you too?

What I do know is what God says about me and you.  He is enthralled with your beauty and rejoices over you with singing. 

That’s better than the I’m rubber your glue thing.  Share your thoughts here or on Facebook.

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